Source: US Club Soccer

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(CHARLESTON, S.C.) – US Club Soccer – a prominent member of the U.S. Soccer Federation and the leading organization developing soccer clubs across America – today applauds its alumni for achieving success at the highest level of the international and professional game.

Through its diverse leagues, tournaments, player identification and coaching education programs – including the id² National Identification and Development Program (id² Program) and Players First – US Club Soccer has contributed to the growth of American talent throughout the world including the U.S. National Team, Bundesliga, Premier League, Major League Soccer (MLS), top NCAA Division I programs and more.
 
“US Club Soccer is proud to have played a role in the development and identification of these terrific players,” said Kevin Payne, CEO of US Club Soccer. “Our id² program and the PDPs around the country which support it are one of the cornerstones of our organization and our commitment to the best environment possible for the development of young players in our country. With the addition of our LaLiga Formation Methodology courses for coaches, we hope our clubs continue to play an important role in development America’s future soccer stars.”
 
Established in 2004, the id² Program provides an opportunity for elite youth soccer players to be identified, developed and scouted for inclusion in U.S. Soccer’s National Team programs. Top players from each id² age group cycle are invited to participate in National Selection programming, which includes international tours in countries around the world (such as Argentina, England, Germany and Spain), as well as domestic training camps at Nike World Headquarters in Portland, Ore. Within the id² umbrella, Player Development Programs are also conducted regionally to support this platform.
 
Player Development is one of five pillars of Players First – the organization’s branded, holistic club soccer experience emphasizing the development of each individual and helping parents make better choices about where their children should play. Through its five pillars: Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
 
Notable US Club Soccer alumni (in alphabetical order):
 
Corey Baird, Stanford University
Baird was a member of 2010 id² National Selection International Tour to the Netherlands and Germany.
 
Danny Barbir, West Bromwich Albion F.C. (Premier League)
Barbir was a Member of 2012 id² National Selection International Tour to Spain.
 
Marissa Bosco, University of Kentucky
Bosco was a member of 2013 id²/ECNL National Selection Training Camp.
 
Rachael Dorwart, University of North Carolina 
Dorwart was a member of the id² roster in the 2014 Nike National Training Camp.
 
Cesar Farias, Harvard University
Farias was a member of the 2011 id² National Selection team that traveled to England and Scotland.
 
Colin Fernandez, Chicago Fire (MLS)
Fernandez was a member of 2010 id² National Selection International Tour to Netherlands and Germany.
 
Jlon Flippens, University of Maryland
Flippens was a member of the 2013 id²/ECNL National Selection Training Camp.
 
Greg Garza, Atlanta United (MLS)
Garza attended an id² Training Camp in 2004.
 
Malcom Jones, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)
Jones was a member of the 2011 id² National Selection team that traveled to England and Scotland.
 
Emily Knous, University of Arizona 
Knous was a member of the id² roster at the 2014 Nike National Training Camp.
 
Kristen McFarland, Florida State University
McFarlan was a member of the 2013 id²/ECNL National Selection Training Camp.
 
Matthew Olosunde, Manchester United F.C. (Premier League)
Olosunde was a member of 2012 id² National Selection International Tour to Spain.
 
Logan Panchot, Stanford University
Panchot was a member of 2012 id² National Selection International Tour to Spain.
 
Christian Pulisic, U.S. Men’s National Team and Borussia Dortmund (Bundesliga)
Pulisic was a member of 2012 id² National Selection International Tour to Spain.
 
Tommy Redding, Orlando City SC (MLS)
Redding was a member of the 2011 id² National Selection team that traveled to England and Scotland.
 
Kevin Silva, UCLA
Silva was a member of 2012 id² National Selection International Tour to Spain.
 
Ben Swanson, Columbus Crew SC (MLS)
Swanson was a member of 2010 id² National Selection International Tour to Netherlands and Germany.
 
Emma Thomson, Penn State University
Thomson was a member of 2014 Nike National Training Camp on the id² roster.
 
DeAndre Yedlin, U.S. Men’s National Team and Newcastle United F.C. (EFL Championship)
Yedlin attended an id² Training Camp in 2006.
 
Taylor Ziemer, University of Virginia
Ziemer was a member of 2013 id²/ECNL National Selection Training Camp.
 
More information: 
usclubsoccer.org843.614.4140.
 
About US Club Soccer
 
A National Association member of the U.S. Soccer Federation, US Club Soccer fosters the growth and development of soccer clubs in order to create the best possible development environment for players of all ages.
 
Anchored by Players First and its five pillars of Club Development, Coaching Development, Player Development, Parent Engagement & Education and Player Health & Safety, US Club Soccer offers registration, league- and cup-based competition platforms, player identification and a variety of other programming, resources and services.
 
US Club Soccer is sponsored by Nike and supported by LaLiga through a technical partnership.